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Today is the day to celebrate mothers and to me that means to celebrate miracles. For me, becoming a mother on January 09, 2010 was a miracle, not only did my husband and I create a precious life together; something in me shifted the moment I laid eyes on my son – yes it was an overwhelming sense of love that was beyond me but more so it was an instant realization that I needed to be the best ‘me’ I could for him, so I could be the best mummy. It was that moment that I knew that tiny baby had given me so much more than I could ever give him.

For me being a mother has not meant to become selfless, to give up my identity and sacrifice everything I have ever known but instead it has been an opposite experience for me. Now more than ever I know how vital it is to be able to know myself, to give space for the person I truly am, to make time for myself so I can give more to the people in my life, my husband and my son and to allow the space for my dreams to take flight.

I have had beautiful examples of mothers surrounding me all my life and they have come in all forms; my own family and the legacy of women that have come before me, my friends mothers, mothers I have passed along the street, mothers I have never even met – they have all touched me and taught me about love.

And although I believe that being a mother is about all the day to day things we do, at the end of the day it is truly about love. It is about a love that does not waiver, does not fear, does not ask questions but a love that encourages you to become the beautiful person that they know you already are.

So today, believe in miracles, believe in love and whether or not you are a mother, take a moment and celebrate all that you are and all that you will become.

xo nicki

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3 responses »

  1. Keep up the writing. Nicely written.
    Cheers from Oz

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  2. I love this perspective! Not often do women express this point of view, so as a woman who has yet to become a mother, this reassures me that that I do not have to lose myself in motherhood. Thank you Nicki!

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    • Thank you Jennifer, I think some women struggle with the ‘guilt’ of taking time for yourself and giving your dreams the room to fly, I have just had such a different experience with motherhood. Being a mother has given me motivation to ensure that I embrace ‘all of me’ so that he too will grow up knowing that ‘you’ is perfect. I guess ‘lead by example’ is sometimes the most positive force.
      And ps, I love your blog, I have it delivered to my email and always look forward to it!

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